RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — For the second day in a row, areas north of the Triangle saw some freezing rain in the morning. The freezing rain will be light and should stay under one-tenth of an inch. Roads should also stay ice-free.
Yesterday had some freezing rain, mainly along the Interstate 85 corridor with amounts ranging from a couple hundredths to around two-tenths of an inch, a much lower total than what was initially predicted.
Rain will taper off today and the day should end dry. Clouds will rule, but a bit of sun will be possible late in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s.
Tonight will turn colder as skies become clear. Any moisture on the roads could lead to patchy black ice early Saturday morning.
A Winter Storm Warning that was in place in Person, Granville, Vance and Warren counties in North Carolina and Mecklenburg County in Virginia ended at 7 a.m.
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A Winter Weather Advisory that was in effect Friday morning for areas just south of the warning area, including Durham, Orange, Chatham, Franklin, and Halifax counties, has also expired.
The National Weather Service said the highest ice reports of ice in central North Carolina were about 0.15 inches in Forsyth, Guilford, and Person counties as of Thursday.
There was a Flash Flood Watch in effect until Friday morning for areas south and east of Raleigh.
The watch for counties including Cumberland, Edgecombe, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne, and Wilson expired at 7 a.m.
An additional 1″ – 2″ of rain is possible in the Flash Flood Watch area through Friday morning. Rain will be around for most of Friday morning before drying out by lunchtime and the rest of the day.
Clouds will likely linger around Friday before clearing out Friday night.
Saturated ground and elevated river levels will result in run-off and poor drainage of water. Numerous area rivers are already in the flood stage and are forecast to continue to rise through the weekend.